What makes the background color hard to choose at times is the design, particularly if it is an image. Sometimes the image has only a few of a particular color of bead to define a shape. If I am not careful, this design element can get lost. If the design has light and dark colors at the edge of the design elements, choosing a background color can get especially tricky. Too light, and the design elements can get lost in the background. Too dark, and the design elements can get lost in the background. Like Goldilocks, it has to be "just right!"
I wanted to use this yummy iris bead. I love the color. Since this design is inspired by Asian art, which often has a gold outline. This bead did not work with the shiny 31 gold. The shine of both bead types just gets lost.
|Try #1. DB31 doesn't work as an outline.|
It gets lost!
Still not happy!!
A DISASTER!!! Especially since I could not see the non-outlined flower bud.
Back to the drawing board.
The background color I chose appeared to be better.YIPPIE!! Maybe a few changes in some of the design colors would help.
I tried a light pink for the flower. It was too light believe it or not, it blended with the white. R-I-P,
R-I-P. I ripped out the beads past the pink.
I tried a brighter pink. Seemed to do the trick.
I tried a pale yellow for the bird's beak. Ok, I tried 2 different pale yellows. Neither worked. So I went back to the original orange. Much better.
So this is what I am sticking to. It is about 1/2 done. I think it will work!
|I am sticking with this combo!|